Friends of NRA's 20th anniversary wraps up where it began - Missouri
Fairfax, Virginia - Friends of NRA closes the door on 2012 this week as it's last banquet of the year is being held in Wardsville, Missouri this Friday.
Friends of NRA, the multi-million dollar grassroots fund-raising program, turned 20 this year and is concluding its year-long celebration in nearly the same place it began. Brainstormed between NRA's Wayne Sheets and MidwayUSA's Larry Potterfield at the 1992 NRA Annual Meetings in Salt Lake City, the first banquet was held at MidwayUSA headquarters in Columbia, Missouri.
For the past two decades, all proceeds raised at Friends of NRA events have gone back into local, state and national programs as charitable and educational grants. From range improvements to conservation scholarships, Friends of NRA furthers our heritage by providing opportunities for firearm enthusiasts to enjoy their sport. The program is an amazing thing people can be proud to take part in. It does a lot of good for our country.
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